Information for every step of your caring journey!

Information for every step of your caring journey!


Carer stories: Polio Then + Now

Two Family Care readers share their inspiring stories about living with, and caring for a family member with polio.  Edith Morris contracted polio as a child, and like many New…


Carer Story: We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday!

The annual family post-Christmas vacation to Whangamata was the event of the year. Five weeks of sunshine, endless hours of boogie boarding, fish and chips with the town’s entire seagull…

Forward Thinking

Putting support plans in place for yourself or others will ensure uninterrupted care if there is an emergency. By Sarah Wale All of us over a certain age or who…

Interview: Dame Fiona Kidman

Hear an interview with Dame Fiona Kidman as she talks about the the joys and difficulties she experienced when supporting her elderly mother.      


Young Carer Story: Nerd + Beefy

University student Lauren Hitchin is one of nearly 10% of 15 to 24 year old Kiwis who support an ill, elderly, or disabled friend or family member. “NERD”, a man…

A Dad’s Story: Helping Kids Adjust to Grief and Change

After caring for wife Kathryn at home for several years, Ian Wilson of Taumarunui reluctantly accepted the need for residential care. Ian shares his advice for other couples adjusting to…


Young Caring: Supporting Mum

By Marylynn Maloney Boyes.  Childhood memories wash over Marylynn when she does the laundry.  Keeping up with the family washing was just one of the chores that fell to Marylynn…


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Live With Hope!

By Joy Turner  When our youngest daughter Jo fell asleep in class at high school, we had no idea it was the beginning of a difficult journey of more than…